Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Early this morning, a Corvette slammed into a Boost Mobile store at Jefferson and Lafayette.

The Corvette’s owner is telling police that he was driving on Nebraska at about 2 a.m. Wednesday when three men flashed their car’s headlights at him.

When he stopped and got out to talk to them, he says they began fighting him. That’s when a 29-year-old jumped into his Corvette and sped off.
A stolen Corvette crashed into the Boost Mobile store at Jefferson and Lafayette. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

The two others told him their friend would come back, but when he called police, they fled.

Over the next hour, police received several calls about the driver in the Corvette violating traffic laws—speeding, running red lights—northbound on Jefferson.

A police officer spotted the Corvette on Jefferson, and when he tried to stop it, it sped off.

Eventually, just past Lafayette, the driver lost control, hit a curb, and the vehicle slammed into a Boost Mobile store, leaving a roughly 8 x 10 hole in the brick wall.

Moments later, the same police offer saw the car again after it had crashed into the store.

The suspect is in stable condition and is being held for observation.

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